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Michael Gross
Genoa City Presence
At A Glance
Gross is best known for his portrayal of father Steven Keaton on the award-winning television show Family Ties. He has had recurring roles on The Drew Carey Show and ER. Gross also made appearances on the original Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Outer Limits, Ally McBeal, CSI: New York, How I Met Your Mother, Boston Legal and Medium.

Gross has appeared in numerous made-for-television movies including The FBI Murders, Right to Die with Raquel Welch, F.D.R., The Last Year with Eileen Heckert and Jason Robards, Manhunt in the Dakotas with Rod Steiger, and Little Gloria…Happy at Last with Angela Lansbury and Bette Davis. Most recently he appeared in the HBO special Mrs. Harris alongside Annette Benning and Ben Kingsley.

Some of Gross' big screen debuts include the feature film Tremors and it's many sequels. He received the Video Premiere Award for Best Actor in Tremors III. Gross appeared in Just Tell Me What You Want, played opposite Lily Tomlin in Big Business, and worked with Lucas Haas in the award-winning Alan and Naomi. Some of his direct-to-video releases, include Sometimes They Come Back Again with Hillary Swank, Ground Control with Keifer Sutherland, and True Heart with Kirsten Dunst. Gross also had roles in the independent features, An American in China and Broken Windows.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Gross spent most of his time in Chicago and rural Iowa. He graduated with a B.A. in Speech and Theatre from the University of Illinois and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from the School of Drama at Yale University.

In 1973 Gross began his regional theatre work at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He also worked with The Guthrie Theater, The Yale Repertory Theater, Baltimore's Center Stage, the Indiana Repertory Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum where he won a Drama Logue Award for the west-coast premiere of The Real Thing.

Gross received a Drama Desk nomination for the Broadway premiere of Bent and an Obie Award for his work in the off-Broadway production of No End to Blame.

Recently Gross appeared at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the world premiere of Buffalo Gal, and in Ancestral Voices. He worked with Royal Shakespeare Company founder Sir Peter Hall in a production of Romeo and Juliet and appeared in the Broadway production of Macbeth. Gross took part in the Midwest premier of Art at Chicago's Royal George Theatre, the U.S. premiere of Money and Friends at Los Angeles' Doolittle Theatre, and Love Letters in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In 1984, Gross married casting director Elza Bergeron. They have two children, Theodore and Katharine as well as two grandchildren, Nicholas and Allison. Gross and his wife divide their time between homes in Southern California, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

In his spare time Gross enjoys reading, writing, yoga and collecting Santa Fe dining car china, silver and other memorabilia. He and his wife are also part owners of the Santa Fe Southern Railway and enjoy riding trains together. Gross also is extremely active in such charitable organizations as World Vision, animal welfare, anti-drug programs, responsible gun ownership and AIDS research. He received the American Hero Award for his charitable activities and is largely active in Futures For Children, a sponsorship and self-help program working with Southwestern Native American Tribes. Gross and his wife are also Foundation Board members of the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
The Young and the Restless
Lowell "River" Baldwin
August 15, 2008 to February 3, 2009

100 Million BC
Dr. Frank Reno
2008

Medium
Peter Barrister
2008

Boston Legal
Father Nicholas McClinton
2007

How I Met Your Mother
Alfred Mosby
2006

CSI: NY
Tom Endecott
2005

Mrs. Harris
Leslie Jacobson
2005

The Drew Carey Show
Don Newmark
2004

ER
John "Jack" Carter Jr.
2001-2004

Tremors
Burt Gummer
2003

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Arthur Esterman
2002

Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Dr. Charles Webb
2002

Family Law
Anthony
2000

Spin City Dr. Petersen 2000

Law & Order
Carl Braddock
2000

Batman Beyond: The Movie
Warren McGinnis
1999

Norm
Councilman Krantz
1999

Ally McBeal
Mr. Volpe
1999

Batman Beyond
Warren McGinnis
1999

The Hunger
Professor Frank Ingram
1997

Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave
Lt. Peter Byrnes
1997

Promised Land
Greg Smith
1996

The Outer Limits
Stanley
1996

The Making of a Hollywood Madam
Paul Fleiss
1996

Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice
Lt. Peter Byrnes
1996

Hijacked: Flight 285
Ben Horn
1996

Deceived by Trust: A Moment of Truth Movie
Dr. Gordon Powell
1995

Awake to Murder
Ben McAdams
1995

Avalanche
Brian Kemp
1994

Dream On
Father Sherman McKigney
1994

In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance
Tom Williams
1994

Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story
Kevin Mulligan
1994

The Adventures of Batman & Robin
Lloyd Ventris
1993

Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland
1993

With a Vengeance
Frank Tanner
1992

In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas
1990

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
King Arthur
1989

Day by Day
Steven Keaton
1988

In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders
William Russell Matix
1988

Right to Die
Bob Bauer
1987

Night Court
Arthur Thursby
1987

A Letter to Three Wives
George Phipps
1985

Family Ties Vacation
Steven Keaton
1985

Finder of Lost Loves
Tom Lindsay
1985

Summer Fantasy
Ben Brannigan
1984

Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole
James Troth
1983

Family Ties
Steven Keaton
1982-1989

Little Gloria... Happy at Last
Gilchrist
1982

The Neighborhood
Jack Wolfe
1982

Dream House
Julius "J.J." Jacobson
1981

F.D.R.: The Last Year
Dr. Howard Bruenn
1980

A Girl Named Sooner
Jim Seevey
1975
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Broken Windows
Teddy
2008

An American in China
Manny Braddock
2008

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Hiram Gummer
2004

Tremors 3: Back to Perfection
Burt Gummer
2001

Ground Control
Murray
1998

True Heart
Dick
1997

Sometimes They Come Back 2
Jon Porter
1996

Tremors II: Aftershocks
Burt Gummer
1996

Kounterfeit
Captain Evans
1996

In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful
Howard
1994

Alan & Naomi
Sol Silverman
1992

Cool as Ice
Gordon Winslow
1991

Tremors
Burt Gummer
1990

Big Business
Dr. Jay Marshall
1988

Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz
1987

Just Tell Me What You Want
Lothar
1980
Awards & Acclaim
Drama Desk Award Winner, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (1979; for Bent)

DVD Exclusive Awards Winner, Video Premiere Award for Best Actor for Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, Illinois
DATE OF BIRTH: June 21, 1947
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